Job hunts involve a monotonous and tiring process. It’s very common to have frustration dwell in if you do not succeed to get a job after some span of time. Dealing with unceasing rejection can be difficult, particularly if the rejection has a same typical response. The key to achieving the success is to stay positive, avoid depression and stay strong on your hopes.
Take an example of a candidate who was rejected four times in a single day. He used to start from his home at 8 am to attend the interview of 9.00 am, then back to back 3 more interviews lined up and on top of that, he used to receive the same rejection responses from all the employees. Being a recent college graduate, this became his daily routine. He got rejections, return calls never came and the promised offer letters never appeared for the next five months. But the young man didn’t give up. He made changes in his resume as per the feedback received from the interviewer, he worked on his weaknesses during the interview, he worked on the question that he was unable to answer and continued to schedule the interview. Finally, he got a job, which was best suited for his talent and skills, he too enjoys to work on such a profile and continues to work until today.
Dealing with job rejection for some might be a bit tough task if you face a constant stream of rejection over the time. The Hiring process of some companies is difficult to gauge so never take it personally and never measure your professional worth on the basis of the results that you receive after the job interview.
There are various proven ways that can help you not only to survive but also to prosper in the job interviews.
1. Have Plan B: Don’t pin your hopes on a single job. Never consider that single job to be the perfect fit for your career. Because if you don’t get that particular job, depression would set in. Make a room for multiple opportunities.
2. Don’t contemplate for the needs to be met through the interviews: Never consider a job to be the best fit that would satisfy your professional validation. This thinking would lead to a disastrous experience as the employers want you to help them grow their business, they are not looking for candidates to whom they can help to grow professionally.
3. Request for the feedback: Most of the employers hold back while providing a feedback to the rejected candidates. There is no harm in asking a feedback so as to develop yourself. At a certain point you might not like what you hear about yourself, but take this on a positive note and make a point to rectify your drawbacks for the betterment of your job search. Never blame others for your failure, in fact, accept the reality. Remember life isn’t perfect like what we hear or see in fairy tales, sometimes we don’t get what we want but we can get what is perfect for us.
4. Never bring up the past: Once rejected we make a point to think about it and discuss with others when we shouldn’t. Try to focus on instances when you got succeeded and met your expectation instead of targeting on your failure. This positivity in you may boost your morale and provide a feeling that there are more better things to come your way.
5. Consider your strengths: Once rejected, it’s easy to blame and find faults in oneself. Focus on your strengths and look for the new opportunities that would come your way. Be passionate in what you do and never hold back to search for new and exciting opportunities.
6. You are not alone in this process: Many people are rejected during the interview process. So, once you accept the fact and look on for the next opportunity it will be easy for you.
7. Maintain a positive attitude: The best way to make your rejection phase end on a positive note is to keep a smile on your face. Try to learn from each rejection and stay focused on your goal.